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Shadow of the Tomb Raider guide: Mission of San Juan crypt

How Sweet the Sound and Kantu’s Gilded Vest

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There is one crypt in Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s Mission of San Juan region. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find it, where to collect all of the relics, documents, and survival caches along the way, and how to solve the puzzle.

Explore the local mysteries

You will find this crypt as the second part of the How Sweet the Sound side mission.

Finding the crypt and sarcophagus

  1. As part of the side mission, follow the path of stylized crosses out of the cemetery and southwest through the town toward the Mission Gate base camp. Cross over the bridge out of town, then take the right branch in the road.
  2. Follow the path down and jump across the gap in the cliff to the final cross — just be careful approaching the cross, as you might get attacked by the wolves in the cave on your left.
  3. Interact with the cross to open the entrance to the crypt.
  4. Go through the door you just opened and follow the path into the building. Jump across the gap you come to onto the pickaxe wall. Rappel down to the ground below you.
  5. Duck into the low tunnel ahead of you on the right. Follow it to the end, then jump onto the pickaxe wall. Climb down as far as you can, then drop into the water.
  6. There’s some jade ore on your left when you land. Once you’ve gathered it, you can visit the sarcophagus to pick up Kantu’s Gilded Vest, then head over to talk to Isabela.

Exiting the crypt

  1. Look for the low tunnel to the left of the sarcophagus. Crawl through it, then turn to the right.
  2. Jump over the hidden pit trap in the hallway, then collect the document. Use your shotgun to blast the door to the right, then step through to collect some resources and jade.
  3. Hop back across the hidden pit trap, then pass the hall you originally entered through. There’s a mural on your left and a gap in the wall you can squeeze through.
  4. Follow the hall around to the left, then grapple axe across the gap to the pickaxe wall on the far side.
  5. Climb up the wall and follow the path around to the left, pick up the document at the corner, and then turn right. Climb up the pickaxe wall there and through the doorway above you.
  6. Continue forward and jump the hidden pit trap. Keep following the path and either avoid or disarm the next trap, too.
  7. After that trap, keep following the path. You’ll come to a switch on your right. Push it, but before you go through the gate that opens, loop around to the alcove behind the switch for a document and some more gold.
  8. Step to the gate you opened, then grapple axe your way across the gap to the path on the far side.
  9. Turn to the right and follow the path until you come to a pull rope barrier. Pull it down and climb the pickaxe wall on the other side. At the top, you’ll be able to exit the crypt and return to San Juan.

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